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October 29, 2000 | ARTHUR FROMMER
Still reeling from two weeks of TV images from Sydney, Australia, Americans may be taking a break from talk of the Olympics. But if you're an avid sports fan, you'll pay attention to the job of getting tickets to the next round of the global event, scheduled for Salt Lake City in winter 2002. In Salt Lake City, as in Sydney, the early bird gets the gold. The Mormon capital has put its Winter Olympics tickets on sale, and the sooner you request yours, the cheaper they'll be.
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TRAVEL
October 29, 2000 | ARTHUR FROMMER
Still reeling from two weeks of TV images from Sydney, Australia, Americans may be taking a break from talk of the Olympics. But if you're an avid sports fan, you'll pay attention to the job of getting tickets to the next round of the global event, scheduled for Salt Lake City in winter 2002. In Salt Lake City, as in Sydney, the early bird gets the gold. The Mormon capital has put its Winter Olympics tickets on sale, and the sooner you request yours, the cheaper they'll be.
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SPORTS
October 6, 2007 | Lance Pugmire, Times Staff Writer
Former Olympic track and field superstar Marion Jones pleaded guilty Friday to federal criminal charges that she lied to investigators about using steroids before her five-medal performance at the 2000 Summer Games in Sydney, and about her involvement in an unrelated New York-based counterfeit check scheme. The admission that she used steroids, made in U.S. District Court in White Plains, N.Y., represents a fall from grace for a woman who was once among the most celebrated athletes in the world.
NEWS
December 2, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
A judge blocked enforcement of a voter-approved measure making English the sole language of Utah's state government. The law was to take effect Monday, but state District Judge Ronald Nehring said serious constitutional issues had been raised. He issued a temporary restraining order and set a hearing for Dec. 14. The measure, approved overwhelmingly Nov.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 2002 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Elizabeth Shanov, 49, a radio reporter known for her coverage of such sports events as the 1984 Olympics, the 2002 Rose Bowl and various all-star games, died Sunday in her Monrovia home of cancer. The native New Yorker was educated at Fordham University and began her broadcast career with New York's all-news radio station WCBS-AM. For the last 27 years, she had worked as a reporter and producer for the CBS, ABC and Associated Press radio networks.
NEWS
February 27, 1998
Dancin' With Mr. D: "At the Grammy Awards, Keith Richards became the first performer ever to accept a posthumous award in person." (Jay Leno) Olympics 2002: When Utah hosts the next Winter Olympics, "things will be a bit more conservative. In the two-man luge, they're gonna have a chaperon lie between the two guys." (Leno) Double Major: Eli Lilly is offering college scholarships to schizophrenics taking Zyprexa.
SPORTS
December 9, 1998 | From Associated Press
NHL owners put off a decision on whether the league's players will return to the Olympics in 2002. "We're on a 60- to 90-day window to either do this or not," NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said Tuesday at the league's Board of Governors meetings in Phoenix. The issue has been a thorny one since the 1998 Nagano Olympics, where NHL players were most notable for playing poorly and trashing a suite in Olympic village.
SPORTS
May 29, 2002
*--* World Cup record: Played 14 (3-5-6); goals for: 13; goals against: 26 Best finish: Quarterfinalist in 1990 1998 showing: Eliminated in the first round Coach: Winfried Schafer. The 52-year-old German was hired in September as Cameroon's fourth coach in 12 months, assigned to clean up the perpetual disarray that is Cameroon soccer.
OPINION
February 13, 2002
In "Greenest Games Ever? Not!" (Opinion, Feb. 3), Martin Lee pronounced a failing grade for the environmental efforts of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee for the Olympic Winter Games. In 1994, "environment" joined "sport" and "culture" as the third principle of Olympism. As the first city to win the Games since, Salt Lake has been joined by over 100 partner organizations in pursuit of three major goals: zero waste, zero emissions and urban forestry advocacy. Through recycling and composting, the SLOC will recover between 90% to 95% of the solid waste produced at the Games.
BUSINESS
July 29, 1997 | HARRY BERKOWITZ, NEWSDAY
General Motors has signed a nearly $1-billion deal to sponsor the next six Olympics, through 2008, in an agreement that dwarfs any previous sports package created for an advertiser, sources familiar with the negotiations said Monday. Under the deal, which is to be announced Wednesday, the U.S. Olympic Committee is designating GM as the only U.S. auto maker allowed to use its five-ring Olympic logo and "official" sponsor status for the next decade of Summer and Winter Games.
BUSINESS
July 15, 1996
* The official 1996 Olympics Web Site (http://www.atlanta.olympic.org) will feature sights and sounds direct from the Atlanta Games, including QuickTime video clips. You can use the site to find and purchase whatever Olympic tickets are left and scope out the many venues for sporting events. Follow the Olympic torch on the last days of its cross-country journey and order official Olympic merchandise online. Visitors can also get the lowdown on the Olympic Arts Festival, which begins today.
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